As I wrote in the introduction to this series, I also enjoy listening to classical music, especially symphonies from composers like Brahms, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, etc. Today‘s album of the day is one of these, it‘s Rachmaninov‘s Symphony No. 2, which is one of my favorites.

Instead of describing it‘s musical structure and fact‘s I‘ll leave you with a link to it‘s Wikipedia article, it’s authors are doing a way better job than I could ever do.

Personally, I like it because of it‘s themes, that feel kind of hopeless but converge into positivity sometimes. As a result, I tend to listen to this opus when I‘m thoughtful and need something, that cheers me up a little bit.

My favorite version is the one from London Symphony Orchestra under conduction of Valery Gergiev. The Songwhip link below may not link to this version (apart from Apple Music, which is what I‘m using), so I recommend searching for it directly in your music service.

Quick Facts

  • Genre: Classical
  • 4 movements, about 60 minutes